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The Best Breakdown Ever

This summer, my husband and I got really brave. We decided to go on a two-day, twenty-hour road trip with our kids (ages 8, 6, and 3,) so that we could visit our families on the east coast and spend four weeks at the beach. Gearing up for this trip, I spent a lot of time […]

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Grilled Pizza : A Summer Recipe You Won’t Regret Trying!

One of my favorite things about summer is grilling. One of my family’s favorite things to eat is pizza. That’s why last summer I began experimenting more with making pizza on the grill. I’m here to share some of my favorite recipes and secrets for making this meal that’s interactive and fun for the whole […]

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Kumbaya and Pass the Pizza: Surviving Family Reunions

I just returned from a ten day trip to see my family. Notice the use of the word “trip” rather than “vacation” to describe this event. I love vacations and trips, and they are two different experiences. Vacation, to me, means an adventure to a destination, with or without kids. A vacation is staying in […]

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Spending Time Alone: 1 Mom + 1 Weekend = Countless Possibilities

At first I was disappointed. A few weeks ago I realized I wouldn’t be able to join my husband and daughters when they planned a visit to our hometown. My husband had a weekend of golfing planned, and my daughters were going to spend a week at my parents’ home. Then, I started to think back to the […]

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